By Rup Narayan Dhakal : Tanahun—The support from media has been sought to promote and develop Andhimul, a religious and tourism point of Nepal’s Tanahun district. The Federation of Nepal Indigenous Journalists (FONIJ) Gandaki in association with Gandaki Province Government and Anbu Khaireni Rural Municipality had organized an interaction program to promote the Andhimul and its surrounding region recently.
Gandaki Province’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Hari Bahadur Chuman inaugurated the program organized nearby Andhimul Baraha Temple. He stressed on the need of networking of tourism-related points like Chhimkeshwori, Akalathan, Ain Pahara Water Falls, Hilekharka Home Stay of Tanahun district.
At the same time, tourism expert Hari Singh Gurung said that the media can play an important role to promote any destination. He advised local people to develop organic and natural types of tourism in their area. Likewise, Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) executive editor Surya Chandra Basnet stressed on the field reporting rather than other types of reporting. He also reminded that the tourism destination can go viral if media is appropriately utilized.
At the same time, RSS chief reporter Raju Shakya, Anbu Khaireni Rural Municipality Chief Gir Bahadur Thapa, deputy chief Pushpa Devi Shrestha, administrative Chief Bishnu Prasad Pokhrel, ward Chairman Kishan Thapa, FONIJ Gandaki in-charge Hum Bahadur Gurung including others put their views during the program, informed FONIJ Gandaki Chief MB Astha Magar.
Hindu Temple, 22 water taps, number of fish, greenery and beautiful ponds are major attractions of Andhimul. One can reach Andhimul from Satrasaye Phant along the Prithvi Highway. The temple is 2.5 km far from the highway.